Had the Titanic completed her maiden voyage on schedule, she would have entered New York Harbor on the morning of Wednesday, April 17, 1912, to a triumphant welcome such as the one Ken Marschall imagines here. Instead, the 705 Titanic survivors who arrived on April 18 aboard the Carpathia disembarked into a world that seemed to have changed in some profound way. Certainty and self-confidence had given way to doubt and self-questioning. Years later, following the great historical divide of the First World War marked the beginning of the end of an era. Ironically, that era lives on in our enduring fascination with Titanic story, a fascination that has been deepened and broadened by books and movies—and by the art of Ken Marschall.
Titanic’s arrival at NYC…that never happened